Choral conducting

John’s extensive repertoire includes:

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, St Matthew & St John Passions, Christmas Oratorio
Brahms: Requiem
Elgar: Dream of Gerontius
Gough: Death Head, Out Of My Head
Handel: Israel in Egypt, Acis and Galatea, Solomon, Saul, Messiah
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Fairy Queen, King Arthur
Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Tudor Anthems and Madrigals
Verdi: Requiem

John Hancorn conducts Handel's Samson in April 2015
John Hancorn conducts Handel’s Samson in April 2015

Choral Animateur / Workshop Leader

John leads regular day workshops for Early Music Fora across the UK and with choirs and choruses in Sussex and beyond.

This repertoire is suitable for live day workshops for voices and instruments:

Bach: Lutheran Masses (NWEMF 2020)
Bach: Magnificat
Bach: Mass in B minor
English Madrigals
Handel: Acis and Galatea
Handel: Chandos Anthems (SEMF 2018)
Handel: Coronation Anthems
Handel: Israel in Egypt (SEMF 2022)
Handel: Saul, Solomon, Alexander’s Feast
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas (NWEMF 2016)
Purcell: Fairy Queen (BMEMF 2011, SEMF, MEMF 2019)
Purcell: King Arthur (BMEMF 2009)
Purcell: Welcome Odes and Ode for St Cecilia Day
Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (NWEMF 2014)
Tudor Madrigals and Anthems

John is happy to explore other repertoire.

During lockdown John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore launched a successful series of online choral workshops: Sing & Discover 

John Hancorn conducts Handel's Samson, April 2015
John Hancorn conducts Handel’s Samson, April 2015

World Premieres and Commissions

Orlando Gough: Silence
World premiere of a cappella choral work commissioned by Lewes Festival of Song and performed by the Baroque Collective Singers, July 2018

Orlando Gough: The Finnish Prisoner
World premiere of community chamber opera, Paddock Productions, July 2008

John Hancorn conducts the world premiere of Orlando Gough's community opera 'The Finnish Prisoner'
John Hancorn conducts the world premiere of Orlando Gough’s community opera ‘The Finnish Prisoner’

Orlando Gough: Dead Head
World premiere of community oratorio, Brighton Early Music Festival, November 2010

Ed Hughes: Song for St Cecilia
East Sussex Bach Choir and The Baroque Collective

Ed Hughes: Christmas is Darkness
World premiere performance, Baroque Collective Singers, December 2013

Tarik O’Regan: Scattered Rhymes
Orlando Consort and BREMF Singers, Brighton Early Music Festival, November 2009

Helen Glavin: Phoenix Cantata
World premiere performance, Phoenix Arts including Everyman Ensemble, Paddock Singers, East Sussex Bach Choir, May 2012, Lewes

John Hancorn (conductor) and Helen Glavin (composer), Phoenix Cantata premiere
John Hancorn (conductor) and Helen Glavin (composer), Phoenix Cantata premiere

Helen Glavin: The Battle of Lewes
World premiere performance, Everyman Ensemble, May 2013, Lewes

Baritone Solo:

Bach Passions: Christus
Brahms: Requiem
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Handel: oratorios
Haydn: masses
Mozart: masses
Purcell: King Arthur

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